2942 Cordie

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2942 Cordie
Discovery [1]
Discovered by K. Reinmuth
Discovery site Heidelberg Obs.
Discovery date 29 January 1932
Designations
MPC designation 2942 Cordie
Named after
Cordie Robinson[2]
1932 BG · 1936 KF
1976 GS6 · 1982 BG2
main-belt
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 84.04 yr (30694 days)
Aphelion 2.5835 AU (386.49 Gm)
Perihelion 1.8949 AU (283.47 Gm)
2.2392 AU (334.98 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.15375
3.35 yr (1223.9 d)
268.23°
0° 17m 38.94s / day
Inclination 6.8184°
116.41°
154.69°
Earth MOID 0.879641 AU (131.5924 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.51438 AU (376.146 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.611
Physical characteristics
80.0 h (3.33 d)
13.0

2942 Cordie, provisional designation 1932 BG, is a main-belt asteroid discovered on January 29, 1932 by Karl Reinmuth at Heidelberg Observatory, Germany. The asteroid has a long rotation period of roughly 80 hours.[1]

It is named after of Cordula "Cordie" Astrid Robinson, planetary geologist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 2942 Cordie (1932 BG)" (2015-04-10 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2942) Cordie. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 242. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved October 2015. 

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